TRVST Projects

Projects

At TRVST we feature projects by changemakers who've stepped up and create impact. Championing initiative for positive change by people acting to make a difference across our fields of action. 

Our intention is to inspire people to get involved, perhaps undertake a project of their own, or support those whose stories we share. 
Plastic Whale: Turning Plastic into Adventures
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Marius Smit
Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world and they turn the collected plastics into stunning furniture. They aim to “create economic value from plastic waste, involving as many people as possible”. In the last year, they’ve launched a furniture range, have a fleet of ten design boats made from Amsterdam […]
Marc Skid: How to Make your Marc on the World
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Daniel Barry
Dan Barry is the founder of Marc Skid, LLC, a cheeky, eco-friendly underwear brand owner with a passion for giving back. Made with the finest cotton, Organic Pima, and with a recycled water bottle in each waistband, Marc Skid underwear is dedicated to the betterment of the world and its people. The mission of the […]
Vrikshit Foundation
Waste & RecyclingWaste & Recycling
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BY Shankar Singh
Vrikshit is a foundation founded by and made up of young people who want to see change in India. We are willing to strive to make India not only clean, but also green. Our ongoing efforts help to raise awareness about the sanitation gap that impacts so many people’s lives in India.
Ministry Of Waste: Turning plastic waste into profit
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Samanta Skrivere
Ministry of Waste connects disadvantaged and polluted communities in Asia with waste industry innovators and global leaders of sustainability by creating a recycled ocean-bound and beach plastic supply chain through which stops litter before it enters the ocean. The uniqueness about Ministry of Waste is that they don’t rely on volunteers but allow local communities […]
#Tenner4Good: How to Change the World with £10
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Matt Callanan
“I’d like to give back” is something people often say.  Giving makes you feel good; it’s very simple. Meet Matt Callanan.  When Matt won £20 on a scratch card, he decided to share his good fortune and buy a Big Issue seller some food.  And so began the #WeMakeGoodHappen & #Tenner4Good movement.  
Socks and Chocs: Clean Socks for the Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Sam Colyer
Having wet, cold feet is undeniably miserable. Yet for homeless people, it’s a daily reality, and one that left untreated, can result in a number of nasty health conditions. Ex-serviceman Ian Northcott, also known as the busking bobby (check out the video on youtube!) knew he wanted to do something to help the homeless, and […]
FabLittleBag: The Fab Way to Fight Ocean Pollution
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Martha Silcott
FabLittleBag aims to reduce aquatic pollution by providing a feel-good alternative to flushing tampons and pads – with the help of a FabLittleBag! The mission is to a) help to keep used sanitary items out of the rivers, seas and off our beaches and b) to make sanitary disposal a feel good, confident experience. Also, […]
Amazing Women Global: Empower Women to be the Best Version of Themselves
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Roz Thornton
The mission of Amazing Women Global is to empower women to be the best version of themselves and achieve success in terms of their career, confidence and finances. Roz's mission is also to provide services for women who are disadvantaged. So far, her biggest achievements have been the 2017 Amazing Women Awards, which attracted 140 […]
Erase All Kittens: Can Kittens Save The World By Teaching Girls To Code?
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Dee Saigal
Erase All Kittens is a revolutionary, online game that's changing how we approach teaching coding, especially for girls. Bringing creativity and engaging storytelling to the fore, equipping them with the coding skills essential for 21st Century degrees and careers. 
Komb Green Solutions - Creating Nairobi's First 'People's Park'
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Christopher Wairimu
Komb Green Solutions is a community-based organization formed in 2017 and located in Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya. Korogocho is home to up to 200,000 people and one of the largest slum neighbourhoods in the area. Here Christopher Wairimu, their secretary, shares their story working to create green and safe places along the Nairobi River.
Little Difference are Making a Big Difference
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Sophie Stevens and Pete Oswald
Have you ever wondered, every time you buy a greetings card, what the cost is?  Prices vary enormously but the half decent ones are upwards of a £2.  But, what's the real cost?  Not to your pocket, but to the planet.  Unless the card is recycled, or from sustainable sources, who is also paying for […]
The Great Bubble Barrier: Closing The Plastic Loop
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Francis Zoet
Great Bubble Barrier is a long tube placed on the riverbed with small holes through which air is pumped. This creates a vertical barrier of bubbles from the riverbed up to the surface. This barrier blocks plastic debris from floating downstream. By placing the barrier diagonally in the natural river flow we guide the waste […]
Help Bristol's Homeless: Giving Hope To Bristol's Homeless People
PovertyPoverty
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BY Jasper Thompson
Homelessness and rough sleeping is on the rise everywhere.  When Jasper Thompson noticed an increase in rough sleeping in his home town, he decided to do something about it. He wanted to give them a tangible route to turn their lives around. And that starts with housing. And so he started Help Bristol's Homeless. 
Social Impakt: Providing Clean Water. A Simple Solution Which Saves Lives
Social EnterpriseSocial Enterprise
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BY Jeroen van Overbeek
“When the human being is your main point of focus, your main value, you feel alive.” This is Jeroen van Overbeek's reason for being and the reason he founded Social Impakt. He realised that he was helping companies make money, but not helping people. He wasn't aligned with his values anymore. He wanted to give new […]
InsideOut: Smashing the Stigma around Mental Health
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Rob Stephenson
InsideOut is on a mission to smash the stigma around mental health in the workplace. Founded by Rob Stephenson in 2017, one of InsideOut's main initiatives is the ‘People’s List’. Inspired by the excellent work of Suki Sandhu (Out-standing) and Karen Mattison MBE (with and Timewise Power 50), they are looking to create a ripple effect […]
Iconic Steps: Developing a Growth Mindset in Young People
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Victoria Ijeh
Iconic Steps supports young people aged 16-25 to overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career, through film production and training. Iconic Steps’ mission is to develop a growth mindset in young people so they can overcome barriers and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career. It was founded by Victoria Ijeh.
Greater Change: Mobile Donations To The Homeless
PovertyPoverty
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BY Alex McCallion
Greater Change is a mobile donation system that enables members of the public to give directly to a homeless individual. It was founded by Alex McCallion in 2017. As a result of ground-level volunteering combined with research, Alex devised a solution that combines cashless technology, support for an individual, and the public’s generosity, to support homeless […]
Recycling Plastic Waste into Ecoboats for Fishermen
Waste & RecyclingWaste & Recycling
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BY Ismael Essome Ebone
Describe Ecoboats for Fishermen - what makes your project unique? Madiba & Nature has launched its program to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilization around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017. The organization focuses its program around three major projects in order to have a significant impact […]
More Trees Campaign
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Dr. Padideh Tosti
The More Trees Campaign is much more than trees. Our aim is to address the true cause of environmental degradation: lack of self-awareness. Through raising self-awareness we can enable people to reconnect to themselves, reconnect to nature, and truly comprehend humanity’s impact on the planet.
BizGees - Transforming Refugees into Entrepreneurs
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Zufi Deo
We transform refugees into entrepreneurs using FinTech. We custom-designed alternative finance-based services to support refugee communities to take ownership of their own lives. We are winners of the Infosys Challenge for Financial Inclusion at the UNICEF FinTech Jam for Good.
Chatterbox: Online Language Learning Service Powered By Refugee Talent.
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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BY Mursal Hedayat
Chatterbox is building an online language learning service powered by refugee talent. Chatterbox connects the problem of underutilised refugee talent with an opportunity in the demand for their language skills.
Sanctus - The World's First Mental Health Gym
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY James Routledge
Sanctus is a safe space and community to talk about your mental health & fitness. The team believe in treating mental health just like physical health, one day they hope that their safe space is the world’s first mental health gym on the high street.
BioSURE: HIV test kit
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Brigette Bard
BioSURE is bringing cost-effective, straightforward, fast and accurate testing technology for HIV to the mainstream via their self-testing HIV test kit. The aim is to get people talking and give people an alternative way to test, as part of a plan to eradicate HIV by 2030. BioSURE was founded by Brigette Bard in 2011.
Chatty Cafes: Helping to Reduce Loneliness
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Alexandra Hoskyn
Meet Alexandra Hoskyn. Back in 2017, she noticed exactly the same, decided to do something about it and launched the Chatty Cafe scheme. A simple idea. Alex asked cafes to pop a sign on a table saying “The seats on this table are for anyone happy to chat to other customers”.  And that’s all it […]
Phoenix Cultural Centre
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Elaine McGinty
Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC/Fiery Bird Live Music Venue is a local project to bring a non-profit live music/cultural/arts/training venue to Woking. Though specific to Woking its founders have connected up with other social and community businesses nationally to share practice.
Third Story Project
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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BY Ei Piwnt Rhi Zan
Describe Third Story Project Third Story Project is a non-profit social enterprise. We create children's storybooks with positive messages which reflect every child in Myanmar. We mainly produce Myanmar, English, Bilingual, and other Ethnic Myanmar Languages. These stories are for 4 to 11 years old kids. We are going to produce storybooks for adolescents in […]
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